Friday, August 29, 2008
Some have called her a woman of the people, someone that's "one of us", which I agree with, if you open to work for the oil industry...or if you haven't been born yet.
Of course, it has come to the surface that the decision of Palin as VP was an attempt to attract Clinton supporters...When asked what her and Clinton had in common, McCain just shrugged: "Well, neither one would've had the right to vote when I was in high school...and, well, umm...hey, did you guys know there's a conflict between Georgia and Russia? be afraid damn it!"
Let's be blunt: An attractive woman--secures the surface vote. "Sarah Palin: She wants to drill Alaska as much as you want to drill her!"
Socially conservative--secures the religious right.
Ties to the oil industry, along with a reputation of abuse of power http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2008/8/29/11597/4437--secures the Big Oil agenda.
Last but not least, she has the potential to and will become the "celebrity" the Republicans were looking for.
At least now if McCain wins we can all look forward to the possibility of a leaked sex tape.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
According to Dictionary.com, a redneck is defined as such:
an uneducated white farm laborer.
A bigot or reactionary, esp. from the rural working class.
Would you want someone with a song that basically states "I'm an uneducated bigot and proud" to represent your convention?
The Beach Boys are also slated to perform, rumor has it John McCain is going to take out his dentures and join them for a sing-along. (bomb, bomb bomb...) barbaric!
Other performers include Cowboy Troy, John Rich, and Sammy Hagar, who still can't drive 55, but must not mind the high gas prices.
Look at the bright side Republicans, if country and western doesn't do it for you, there's bound to be great bands at all of the protests!
The DNC has a fairly long list as well including Willie Nelson, Black Eyed Peas, but most importantly Kayne West is on the bill which allowed the Democrats to come up with their newest convention slogan: "george bush doesn't care about us either."
So, since I'm on the topic of music, I'd like to mention that Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani recently had a son they named Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale...isn't it bad enough the kid will eventually have to hear a Bush album at some point in his life?
Friday, August 15, 2008
"Bullying and intimidation are not acceptable ways to conduct foreign policy in the 21st century."
In other news, Ron Jeremy recently stated "Getting naked on camera is no way to become famous."
Bill O'Reilly stated "Yelling and being obnoxious is no way to treat a guest on your talk show,"
and Michael Moore stated "Making movies and writing books is no way to express your point of view."
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
With exception to the Iraq war, Chuck Hagel parrots bush on nearly every issue.
His voting record is 90% conservative, 95% aligned with the bush administration.
He favors tax-cuts for the most wealthy.
He is extremely against a woman's right to choose.
He is opposed to the separation of Church and State.
He is opposed to gun control, and in fact is opposed to nearly any type of background check whatsoever.
He is opposed to public health care, and voted against adding 2-4 million children to SCHIP.
He voted yes on confirmation of Samuel Alito.
He was a finalist on george w. bush's VP list in May of 2002.
Is this the "change" we were expecting when lending our support to Mr. Obama?
OK, maybe I'm getting carried away, after all this is just heresy from CNN. Judging by Obama's recent attempts at appealing to the right, however, such an action would not shock me.
Such an action of gross bi-partisanship would be nothing more than an effort to obtain votes and secure a landslide, proving that, like most politicians, Obama cares more about winning an election than he does at having the type of presidency we the people have made it clear we want him to have.
Come on Obama, do the right thing here.
John Edwards cheated on his wife to prove to Ann Coulter he wasn't gay.
The general response to the affair's motivation has been "who cares?" and "what the hell gender is Ann Coulter anyway? Seriously, she's like the mystery flavored Dum-Dum lollipop of human beings...What an evil skeleton, someone please feed her a sandwich so she can stop talking."
Today John McCain stated "we are all Georgians"---someone immediately ran up to him and reminded him he was in Pennsylvania. "Fortunately," McCain later stated, "I was able to play it off due to some conflict in Russia."
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
"I am proud of that record, from fighting for the recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday in my state to sponsoring specific legislation that would prevent discrimination in any shape or form in America today."
Like most politicians, his rhetoric differs from his voting record when it suits him. Here is a summary of facts compliments of Crooks and Liars:
- FACT: McCain Supported Republican AZ Governor’s Decision To Rescind MLK Holiday. ABC News reported, “In Arizona, a bill to recognize a holiday honoring MLK failed in the legislature, so then-Gov. Bruce Babbitt, a Democrat, declared one through executive order. In January 1987, the first act of Arizona’s new governor, Republican Evan Mecham, was to rescind the executive order by his predecessor to create an MLK holiday. Arizona’s stance became a national controversy. McCain backed the decision at the time.” [ABC News, 4/3/08]
- FACT: McCain Supported Gov. Evan Mecham’s Decision In 1987 To Rescind Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “In a vote likely to haunt him for the rest of his public career, McCain voted against 1983 legislation establishing the third Monday in January as the federal holiday marking King’s birthday. Back home in Arizona, he supported Gov. Evan Mecham’s decision in 1987 to rescind an executive order creating a state holiday for King, but later reversed his position.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/16/08]
- FACT: McCain Voted Against Creating Martin Luther King Holiday. In 1983, McCain voted against a motion to suspend the rules and pass a bill to designate the third Monday of every January as a federal holiday in honor of the late civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The motion passed 89-77. [HR 3706, Vote 289, 8/2/83; CQ 1983]
In other news, george w. bush is holding a conference with several officials in support of a non-profit single payer health care system. During his speech he plans to highlight his continued support of Universal Health Care including his never-ending fight in favor of SCHIP...Of course he wants to see our children insured, hell, what would Jesus do?
In addition, Rick Santorum will be speaking to the Human Rights Committee in which he plans to highlight his continued support of Gay Rights including Gay Marriage.
Dick Cheney might not attend the Republican National Convention. The big question on my mind: Who will Fred Thompson blame for the farting?
On the Faux News count for today: 11 out of 18 headlines are more appropriate for a gossip column than a news source.
Friday, August 1, 2008
"In recent weeks, thousands of Wal-Mart store managers and department heads have been summoned to mandatory meetings at which the retailer stresses the downside for workers if stores were to be unionized.
According to about a dozen Wal-Mart employees who attended such meetings in seven states, Wal-Mart executives claim that employees at unionized stores would have to pay hefty union dues while getting nothing in return, and may have to go on strike without compensation. Also, unionization could mean fewer jobs as labor costs rise.
"'The meeting leader said, 'I am not telling you how to vote, but if the Democrats win, this bill will pass and you won't have a vote on whether you want a union,'" said a Wal-Mart customer-service supervisor from Missouri. 'I am not a stupid person. They were telling me how to vote,' she said."
As if Wal-Mart doesn't control enough already. My favorite part about this article was the blatant bias shown by the Wall-Street Journal at various points:
"The actions by Wal-Mart -- the nation's largest private employer -- reflect a growing concern among big business that a reinvigorated labor movement could reverse years of declining union membership. That could lead to higher payroll and health costs for companies already being hurt by rising fuel and commodities costs and the tough economic climate."
Wow. Really? The fact that Wall-Street has, quite frankly, the balls to hint that Wal-Mart is hurting by rising fuel and commodities cost is quite comical bordering insulting.
The Walton family takes home billions and billions every year while denying their employees basic benefits and reaping communities for their amenities, but most people don't care because hell, that sweatshirt only costs 29 cents.
Heaven forbid employees get higher wages, they might spend it, and stimulate the economy, we don't want that do we? Oh, wait, we do, just as long as it's from the upper-class only, sorry, I forgot.
But, of course it's not unreasonable to say Wal-Mart is hurting financially. Just as it's not unreasonable to say Rush Limbaugh is hurting from a lack of pie, Paris Hilton is hurting from a lack of media attention, and the American media is hurting from a lack of stupidity.